We're known in our neighborhood as the 'wildflowers and weeds' house.For the first couple of years it was more weeds. But at the end of the first torrid summer, I hacked the weeds from a swath of baked clay across the front and scattered wildflower seeds.
That fall, it rained. Once, in November; the first rain in 4 months. In January, a 3-day ice storm.
The following spring, wildflowers.
The swath has had ups and downs in the years since, depending on rain.
This year, we're more wildflowers than weeds.
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